console (someone or oneself) with (something)

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console (someone or oneself) with (something)

To comfort or soothe someone with a particular thing or method. After my daughter lost her beloved teddy bear, I tried to console her with other toys, but nothing has helped thus far. It's not the healthiest idea to console yourself with sweets.
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console someone with something

to use something to comfort someone. We consoled her with a sympathy card and flowers. He sat down and consoled himself with a beer or two.
See also: console
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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There is always some feature that torments one's body or one's soul in the present for which doctors and priests console us with opiate prescriptions that promise future health and eternal happiness.
So let''s not sit idly by While Conservatives console us with There there now, don''t cry Because I for one am sick of their schpiel, As if they can begin to understand howwe feel, So while things continue to be this tight, I''m writing this poem Eating carrots by candle light!
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Still, the poems console us with their acceptance of the odd and imperfect.